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Recover Corrupted Excel Files (password protected)

Q: Recover Corrupted Excel Files (password protected)


I have encountered this problem which is bugging me for days now.
I was just creating back ups of my files to a different location of my PC (diff. partition, to be exact), the usual copy and paste. After a few minutes, I got this error that says 123.xlsx cannot be copied because the file is missing. I decided to skip it and continue backing up other files. After copying, I tried to locate and open the 123.xlsx file. The file was there but upon opening and after entering the password, it says "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened." I have 3 files like this, all of which are password protected. So I'm assuming that the password protection of excel has something to do with it.

I have tried multiple excel recovery tools from google. Even the steps for recovering corrupted files from Microsoft website, none of them worked.

I'm using MS Excel 2013, windows 8.1 64 bit; if it helps.

Please, I'm desperate. The files are equal to months of work. ( I know, I know, i should back up my files more often.)

Best regards,

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I have 2 corrupted Excel files that I store on Microsoft SharePoint.  I store hundreds of other Excel 2013 files there, but 2 recently became corrupted.  Actually, the only 2 that became corrupted were password protected.  When I try to open each file, it says that they can't be opened because they are corrupted.
I've tried every available recover option and advice; recover formula, data, excel recovery software, open and repair, etc.  I believe that because the files are password protected, standard Excel recovery programs won't work.  I've tried 6 of the more common ones that come up in a google search and they all can't repair the file.  I can't remove the password because it won't open due to the corruption.  In other words, I don't have the option to enter a password because it says that it is corrupted before I have a chance to enter a password.
I've heard that it might be ransom ware or a virus, but nothing has popped up on my computer and all of my non-password protected Excel files are corrupted.
I've tried opening and repairing the file with Excel 2007, too...no luck.
I'm running Windows 8.1, Excel 2013.  Both corrupted Excel files are small...less than 300 kb.
I have the password, so has anyone else had this problem?  If not, does anyone know of someone I could hire to extract the data that I had in the spreadsheet?
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A:Corrupted password protected 2013 Excel File

Hello, and Welcome
It is probably a long shot but it's possible your Sharepoint is set up to view previous versions. Check this link.

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Situation: Windows XP Home system had Windows folder irreparably damaged by malware (could no longer boot to desktop under any circumstances).

1. I attached the drive to another system and created an Acronis TrueImage archive of the entire drive.
2. I then returned the drive to the original machine new-installed XP Pro.

Problem: I cannot recover any of the documents from the Desktop folder (among others) of the old Documents and Settings folder on the image archive EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THE PASSWORD.

-- How do I do this? (Note: Since this is an read-only image, I cannot modify permissions, etc; and since the D&S folder's contents are password-protected, I can't simply copy them out of the archive onto the drive.)
Has anybody just made a utility which will recover everything after you enter the password?

A:Recover password-protected Documents and Settings files from an archive?

It has nothing to do with passwords (unless you somehow encrypted your folders), it's a normal situation when a hard drive is moved to a different system or the original hard drive on a system is replaced.Windows provides free access to all files which are not in the Docs & Settings folders on a system partition, while access to these folders takes a tad more effort.Try Taking Ownership - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421.Louis

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When I password protect an Excel file and someone opens it, it says "file name is reserved by my name". How can I change the value of my name?

A:Solved: Excel Password Protected Files

I am not sure if this will work, because I can only sometimes get that "...reserved by (name)" to pop up - don't know why.
But you can try two things - go to Tools, Options, Security, and click "Remove personal information from file properties on save", then go to General and change the name there, prior to saving or password protecting the file.

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My PC operate on windows 2000 professional.
I operate two excel files at the same time.
one is with charts & diagram spreadsheet,
the other is simple data entry spreadsheet.
Both spreadsheets is huge in file size [min. 1meg]

the data entry spreadsheet is protected with password.
the data entry spreadsheet suddenly shuts & closed up.
the charts & diagram speadsheet intact & remains operational.

I try to re-open the data entry spreadsheet, typed in the
CORRECT password. But it can't open & shows a message
"EXCEL.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will
need to restart the program. An error log is being created".

How should i open this file?

A:password protected excel files can't open

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Hi Mr/Ms
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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I worked on some vb code changes. then saved the file and received some strange comments from excel. when i try to open it now it just hangs and has the hour glass. tried shutting down. opening excel. got list of files it has 'recovered' but on clicking on them also just hangs with hour glass. tried online an excel recovery vendor and it can display the actual excel sheets, but not the vb code...any ideas ?

A:recover corrupted excel vba code

Sorry I don't know any way to recover corrupted code.

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The company I work for has a control room where they have to enter data into excel spreadsheets with lots of links and macros, so we password protected the sheet so that they could only manipulate the cells that they needed. Myself and 2 other employees have access to the spreadsheet. Someone changed the password and the person does not remember what they changed it to. Is there any way to reset the password?

A:Password protected sheet in excel and can't remember the password

Do you have a backup from before the password was changed?

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so i had a hd go out on me. so i order a new 1.5 tb hd and install win 7 fresh on it. when i try to access my old hd it just states it has drive I with no info and ask to be formatted before used. i want to recover my old files off of it. I really need them.

A:i need to recover files from a corrupted hd

Zero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) might do it. If Windows will recognize the disk, which yours is, ZAR claims it can recover files off the disk. This includes deleted files. You can download it for free and try it out. It has a limitation of four folders it will recover until you purchase a license but that will give you chance to find out if the drive is recoverable. I've used it twice. Once on a camera module and once on a crashed disk. It worked pretty darn good and I was able to recover hundreds of photos and files. I think it paid for itself. On files that have had the index deleted or corrupted, it will assign the file a number id but that's better than loosing the file. It works from the inside out and walks the disk as it analyzes the data. It's worth a try.

Download critical data recovery software - computer data recovery with ZAR.

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While saving a microsort word document to memory stick using microsoft works the program started not responding and shutdown. The file i was trying to save it as was not created and the original file i was working on became corrupt and will not open. Would it be better to try and fix my corrupt file or would my I be able to recover the file I was saving too? What would be the best way of doing this?

To fix the corrupt file I have tried using Microsoft Text Recovery and that only returned 4000+ pages of code. The same thing happened while i previewed it in Docrepair. Are there any other ways of finding this file or is it completely lost.

Thanks for any help you can give me.


A:Corrupted Files, Fix or Recover?

the image on the flash drive is totally suspect and the last good doc was the original.

Try to recover it and SAVE AS another name.

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At first, I don't need to recover my data, I just want my drive back to re-use it.
How can a format my usb drive including all boot sectors which sees to be locked/write-protected by bitlocker?

My problem starts with decrypting my drive by deactivting bitlocker on it by entering the valid password/recovery key. At 36% of decryption the process halts without reason. Now, I'm unable to access my drive or resume the process.

I tried...
    ...to format with windows
   ..remove with diskmgmt
   ... remove with diskpart
   ... repair-bde
   ... manage-bde
   ... ubuntu live cd
   ... mass production tool software, to override the whole stick

nothing worked. The only thing which worked was once the software M3 Bitlocker recovery Free, but just one time to access the locked partition. But, as mentioned I don't need to recover my data. With that tool I'm not able to wipe the drive.

That Bitlocker protects my data till the end is good, but that it breaks my data and my hardware in such a case is not fair.
How can I break the write-protection mode to finally wipe the hard drive?

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Hi everyone!
Could someone inform software that are proven, can recover corrupted Office files.
Remembering that even using the Office 2013, could not correct them.
Grateful for the attention!

A:Corrupted files Office - How to recover them

Well...files which are corrupted are damaged...there is no guarantee or expectation that can undo that.
Typically, if the files are program or system files...the user can uninstall/reinstall the application or run the Windows tools which attempt to deal with file corruption.
If the files are data files used by a given program...IME, the only tool available that may work would be the chkdsk /r command.
Data-recovery software is pretty much designed to copy files which are otherwise inaccessible...it cannot repair corrupt/damaged files.  At best, it will copy those files to a new location.
I'm curious as to how you know that the files are damaged...and what type of files are they?

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I have one small problem. I cannot open Excel document. It is password protected.
Please let me know if you know how.

A:How to open password protected Excel?


If this file is from another source, its best to contact them directly to obtain the password.


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On my family's oldest computer (a Dell Dimension 8200, running Windows XP), we have recently gotten an error message that reads as follows.

"WARNING: Dell?s Disk Monitoring System has detected that drive 0 on the primary EIDE controller is operating outside of normal specifications. It is advisable to immediately back up your data and replace your hard-disk drive by calling your support desk or Dell Computer Corporation.

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility."

Now, it says to back up the files immediately, but when I try and start up the computer, it takes forever but can get to the User Accounts screen (where you choose as whom you want to log in). When you select someone, it crashes and reboots. In my opinion, this computer is so out of date that we should just get rid of it, but my dad still thinks there are documents that he wants to save. I'm trying to just get the files off this machine and stored somewhere (on a different network computer or external hard drive on the network), but I can't access the files from anywhere.

I have the recovery console option or safe mode, but I have never used either of these, so I don't want to mess things up further. Any help would be appreciated!


(PS - If it really is a dud, just let me know?)

A:Recover files from (corrupted?) hard drive

Now I get a blue screen (Can't even get to login page!) that reads

*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x822E5590,0xC000014F, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

I have no idea what any of this means!

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Hey guyz!
Due to a program failuer (partition magic) some of the data are corrupted and some are deleted. By using PC inspector i could get almost all of them back but still some are corrupted. for example some JPGs and WAVs which are so so important to me!
by any chance do you know any program which can revover CORRUPTED files rather than try to undelete them???

this topic helped me out a bit but no one had correct answer to my problem!

Ill appreciate your help.

A:DATA recovery! (recover corrupted files)


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My Mom needs a paper of hers for another project. For whatever reason the file has become corrupt and no longer displays correctly. I downloaded a recovery program trial from officerecovery.org, but since it is a trial it deletes some of the text in the document and replaces the words with "demo". If anyone knows of a free program that can save this file, I would really appreciate it.


A:Any free programs to recover corrupted .WPS files?

Recuva (freeware) is often suggested here.


Hope this works?


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i have a hard drive that suddenly went corupt. i didnt format it but did have to buy a new hard drive which i needed anyways for more storage and i reinstalled windows 7. when i pluged in the hard drive it comes up as a drive but asked to be formatted before in use. how can i recover my files off it. i have tried to use easeus data recovery wizard but it always stops and takes for every and wont complete. but i know my files are still on the drive.

Its is disk I

A:corrupted hard drive (trying to recover files)

Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!

When the Hard Disk Drive is connected does it show up in Windows disk management and if so does it have a drive letter.

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Any1 know of a way or if it is possable to recover files from a crrrupted hard dirve myself with an application or another way? I have many Digital photos on the hardrive and photoshop work. Any help tnx in advance.

Tnx, Bob

A:Corrupted Hard drive (recover files?)

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Hello everyone,

I hope somebody can help with my problem.
There's a password protected workbook, that I need to copy structure from in order to create a template. There are about 50 worksheets in that workbook with lots of formulas. I just don't want to try and recreate everything (design and formulas) manually - cell-by-cell, because it would take weeks. Let alone mistakes that are inevitable. When I try to just copy any worksheet from workbook in question and paste it to newly created workbook, all the formulas are gone and only actual calculated values get pasted. So, is there any workaround or trick to solve this problem? I don't seem to find any.
Thank you in advance.

A:Copying password protected Excel spreadsheets

Try Paste Special - Formulas.

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I have files (word,excel,jpeg etc) on SD Card which is attacked by a virus and all the files were made hidden by the virus. After cleaning the SD Card from virus and manually unhide the files, they are found to be damaged. How do I recover damaged/corrupted files (word,excel,jpeg etc) after virus attack?

A:How to recover damaged/corrupted files after virus attack

I had the same thing happen to me before and i used a program called data recovery wizard pro, it recovered 95% of damaged and missing files but it cannot be installed onto the drive that u want to recover files from, there will be someone on here with more knowledge and maybe there might be a program on here for that? hope u get u files back.

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Still having issues with a Backup file that was created on XP-PRO. Icreated the backup to my D:\ as I was going to Re-format my C:\ in order to re-install my O/S. Once I was ready to recover that backup i got an error message that read"This file contains Unrecognized data and cannot be used". The only suitable way that I have found to recover these files is by paying upwards of $600.00 to a professional data recovery co. That is not at all a feasible option, so I have given up on recovering the entire backup file and am now simply focused on recovering specific files. Is there a program which allows me to "pick & choose" which files I want to recover from a corrupted backup file? I know it's a shot in the dark, but I am at my wit's end. Thanks for taking the time to read about my problem.

A:Recover SPECIFIC files only from a corrupted Backup file?

If that was possible, your problems would be over.

The backup will likely be a single file, with complex compression. Unlikely a file-by-file collation. Part of it will be a table of contents, which when uncompressed allows the file to be reconstructed to its many discrete files.

Unless you can actually open the file, I just cannot see how you could extract some discrete portions. The corruption is severe enough that the file structure is no longer recognised, so I simply can't envisage how you could take a section of the compressed code to extract anything, as its unlikely to be possible to determine what part of what file it is.

I wish you luck and hope someone has an answer, but doubt that it's going to be a runner.

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Hi, tfpu finger print protected many files.

i will try to explane as much as easy because its comlicated

- first problem : finger print sensor not connected
- reading forum , uninstalled tfpu software, then before reinstall tfpu soft i saw protected files are without icon
- i try to open before reinstalling, it was video file
- i choose bs player then it become all my files ( jpg, mp4,avi etc.. which are protected by tfpu become bs icon
- after i reinstall tfpu soft and i changed files open with tfpu
- now i try to open from protect to unprotect its coming error like : invalid file

how can i recover my files back?

best regards

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Hi all, I was using an SD card in the built-in SD card slot on my laptop to store data files. Something happened that corrupted the SD card. Windows 7 still recognizes the SD card and I can see the files on the card, but I can't even copy the files off of it to save them, so that I can reformat the SD card to use it again. What would be the best approach to take for recovering these files? Are there any good user friendly programs out there, preferably free or open source, that I could use to try to recover these files? They are not vital files but they are important to me and I would like to recover them. Didn't know what was the best forum to use to post this in, so I chose General Discussion. Thanks, Steve

A:SD Card corrupted, any good software out there to recover my files?

The folks that make CCleaner also have a recovery program called Recurva which I've had some success with in similar situations.
You might give it a look.

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Hey you guys!

I was just like trying to open this excel spreadsheet but my brother wouldn't help me so he told me aout this site and that you guys help so much!

So please please can someone help me to open this spreadsheet it's about perfumes and I love perfumes!!!!

Pleeeeease help you guys!

A:Problem opening password protected excel worksheet

Who's file does it belongs to?
We don't do illegal stuffs.

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I have a workbook for Orders with data retrieved from a Customers workbook that I want to password protect. At the moment, when the user wants to place a new order, he clicks on a button and a macro fills in the cells for the next row, actually entering the link in the form
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=VLOOKUP(RC[-2],'C:\path\Customers.xlsx'!CustomerData,3,FALSE)"
The cells in the worksheet thus look up the data from the Customers workbook and offer these as suggested details for the new order - the user may then manually overtype e.g. delivery address etc. Once the order has been finalised, another command button removes the links from this row, pasting the entered values back into their own cells, and entirely deletes the sensitive data so no record of credit card data remains on this sheet.

My problem is that I want to secure the Customers workbook with a password. It contains credit card information, including authorisation code, as well as the customer's full name and address. But if I set a password on this workbook, the user is asked to supply the password not only when updating the workbook links but also for EACH instance of the macro filling in a linked cell - some 15 or so times per transaction.

I would like to perhaps set a global variable asking for the password when the orders sheet is first opened, and store it for the duration of the session, then lose it when the workbook is closed.

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A:Solved: Link to password protected sheet in Excel

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Hello all,I think this is a pretty simple answer. I have been looking over the internet but haven't not found a solid solution. I have a subscription to Bitdefender 2009 Antivirus. After a scan it tells me that the following are password protected files. I just want to delete them! Whats the best way to do this?After reading around, I tried to use ATF Cleaner and Ccleaner. After I used those programs I ran the full system scan again and the files are still found. I even tried to allow myself to see them through the folder options. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help!<AffectedItem index="0" itemType ="File" path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YMYTAQUN\valert[1].ui=]CmnIds.vbs" threatType="virus" threatName="Password-protected" action="none" finalStatus= "not scanned" error= "no action possible"/> <AffectedItem index="1" itemType ="File" path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YMYTAQUN\valert[1].ui=]images/arrow_right.gif" threatType="virus" threatName="Password-protected" action="none" finalStatus= "not scanned" error= "no action possible"/> <AffectedItem index="... Read more

A:Trying to remove some hidden password protected files from 'Temporary Internet Files'

As the above log is from a Bit Defender scan, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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I'm currently trying to help our Network Admin out and I'm running into a problem. Hopefully someone here can help get me back on track. We're in the process of changing the passwords to all of our password protected files (mostly word xp and excel xp files). Most of the files have the same password and we need to set them to something more complex but the problem is that we have almost a thousand files that need changing. Is there anyway to do a mass password change on all the protected files or am I going to have to do it all manually??

thanks in advance!

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where i work, there we have some Excel fiels that had been at one time protected with a password. only protected in the sense that you can't delete sheets, cells or create new sheets in the worksheet. it was protected by someone who has not worked here in some time. Now, the person so has been working on the file since, wanted to delete the contents of a sheet in the file, but can't because its password protected, the password is not known. anyway to find it?

A:Protected Excel files

two1361 said:

anyway to find it?Click to expand...

Not really. But they are breakable. This can be ethically walking a thin line, so be careful. A lot of people won't even talk to such a request. I say be careful and you know your situation best.

Worksheet/Workbook protection:

VBA/SaveAs protection:

If it's a problem, upload or email me the file.

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You can't run a macro unless you do many settings changes.

WHY does microsoft STILL open file sin 'protected mode' - or whatever it's calleD?

A:Why are Word and Excel and other files 'protected'?

Because macro viruses are still an issue.

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Is it possible to password protect a file or folder? like is it possible to protect a picture? if so how do you do it please?


A:Password Protected Files

In XP pro with NTFS partition, right click the file, and click the Security tab.

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Is there a way to password protect a file in W7 or do you need 3rd party software?

A:Password protected files

You would need to add the password settings from within the application used to create the file if that app has the feature available

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My old computer died a couple months ago, I have saved the hard drive and am now using it as a slave drive on a new computer . I have about 2 years of old files i had saved on that hard drive under a password protected profile that I am now unable to access. I have read that the only way to access this is with xp pro, I have xp home, can anyone help?

A:help w/password protected files.

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On boot, my son's computer kept getting error: no operating system present, boot from CD. When I booted from the CD, setup tried unsuccessfully to repair Windows XP. After re-installing XP, my son could not access his account, which contains all of his school work. Windows does not display the account. I can see that the account still exists using the dos prompt. Is there any way to access this account ?

A:Password Protected Files

You'll have to go in (in an Administrator account) and take ownership of the files in order to access them. Open up Windows Explorer (Start...Run...type in "explorer.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter) and navigate to the account's folder. Right click on it and select "Properties", then select the "Security" tab...If the tab isn't visible, then you'll have to boot into Safe Mode and use the Administrator account there to access the folder using the above directions....Once you're in the Security tab, click on the Advanced buttonThen click on the Owner tabDouble click on your (or his) account name to take ownershipThen put a checkmark in the box that states "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects"Click on Apply and then on OK to make the changes effective. Close the rest of the dialog and you should be able to access the files now.Be advised that I've found this process to be a bit finicky - so you may have to drill down into the directories beneath the main one and reapply the changes. FYI - here's a guide that I wrote a while back about how to do this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/42756/how-to-fix-an-access-denied-errors/

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hello..ive been thru the process of downloading all the programs listed for bugs and running them my computer is operating pretty decently now but i have one problem that seems to be reoccurring and tyhats a problem with password protected files..it list them as a problem and i have over 4500 of them..what do i do with this problem...

A:Password Protected Files

Hello sportman32922 and welcome to BC

Reading between the lines here, I think what you mean is that when you scan with a security program it says that it cannot scan certain files because they are password protected. Am I right? If this is the case, please provide the names of some of the files or programs that are password protected. My guess is that these are connected with other security programs, in which case you have nothing to worry about.

Orange Blossom

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How do I unlock password protected files that 2 Word document users, who have now left our employ, placed on documents that I need to edit and re-save?

A:Password Protected Files

Originally posted by sammie01:
How do I unlock password protected files that 2 Word document users, who have now left our employ, placed on documents that I need to edit and re-save? Click to expand...


1) call them and ask them for the password
2) pay for a service that provides that solution
3) treat people right and they won't try to screw you when they leave bitter and angry (kinda-sorta just joking about that one )

but seriously.....
think about it.........
if password protected files were so easy to bypass.....
how "protected" would they really be???


if you can open the file....
then copy the contents to a new unprotected file....
and then save it

if you can't open the file.....
your S.O.L.


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I was wondering if anyone knows how one can protect a file/folder/document with a password.
A simple way.

A:password protected files an dokuments

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hi, guys
when i do a full system scan using advast, scan can not scan some file because they are password protected, how do i scan password protected files ????
does a boot scan, scan password protected files ????
are there other programs that can scan password protected files (yes/no)
thanks for your time guys, bluesfloyd.

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I see that WinXP sharing is far more complicated than Win98... I need to share files and protect them with password so only authorised people may download them... How do I do that? And what services have to be started? :)

A:Sharing files protected with password


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I have a harddrive with windows xp. The operating sysytem crashed and I could not recover the original windows. I decided to get a new bigger harddrive and reload windows.
The files that is on the old drive like my photo's and word docs I need to transfer it to my new drive. I can however not do this because windows tells me that the file cannot be accessed. I suppose this is because of the password that was put thre by me.
Is there a way to recover these files from the old drive ??

A:Solved: Password Protected files not available !!

i recovered few of many by slaving the hd to another one. most files were visible but inaccessible.

my wife and son shared a dell 3000 and the hd died.
both lost a lost of files, music, docs, ad nauseum because of passwords.

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Had a major problem Thursday and found that motherboard is bad.

Problem: Using Windows XP, SR-2 and had my account password protected. Hard Drives were removed and I was able to recover some files but the majority are not accessible because they are in the foloder (E:Documennts and SettingsRonald) and the message is E:Documents and SettingsRonald is not accessable. Access is denied.

Programs are no problem since I have most of the original diss.

Does anyone know how to acces this folder??????????/

I need help............ All of the important files are in this folder.



A:Access password protected files

Check out this link for help:


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When I run my BitDefender or Shield 2010, S&D has a number of Password Protected "recovery" files that can't be scanned. Is this a problem? Either way, is there a way to eliminate them... or should I even worry about them?



A:SpyBot Password Protected files

I have the same thing happening with my anti virus program, I contacted the vendor and was told that some hackers have found a way to exploit the programs using MS scanning tools. Mine shows up when I defrag, I have X number of VP files that cannot be read. We may be hearing more about this from others, If it effects one it probably can effect many if not all VP programs.


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I have two old WordPerfect 5.0 and 5.1 files that are password protected. I do not have WordPerfect software on my computer and it is not readily available to me.

I do have Office XP. That version of Word will convert WordPerfect files and display them if the WordPerfect files are not password protected, but it will not open password protected files.

Any thoughts as to how I can open and view the password protected WordPerfect files short of installing WordPerfect on my system?



A:WordPerfect password protected files

Sorry. The rules are clear on password protected documents. We can't help you with that.

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Yesterday I went to the cybercafe to do some work. I used the imation thumbdrive. The excel file inside this thumbdrive, which was protected by a password, was erased partially.

I scanned the thumbdrive with AVG anti virus program and no viruses was detected.
I wonder can I still recover this excel file which is still protected by a password. How do i prevent this from happening again.


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Hello, all....
I think my Windows 7 (64 bit Pro) computer may be infected with a virus or other malware due to strange behavior. 
After running a free copy of Kaspersky Security Scan, the report it generated said I have over 120 password-protected files that it suggested may be infected with a virus or other malware. Most of the files listed are game files, and part of just one game I have loaded on my computer...and most of those password-protected files are of the type "map_014.dat" where the number "014" changes, however, it appears that not all of the numbered "map".dat files were found by Kaspersky to be password-protected. 
I have a number of games loaded on my computer, yet Kaspersky only found some of the files in this one game to be password-protected. Does this mean that these files are likely infected? ...And should I just delete and reinstall the entire game? Do game developers often password-protect only some game files but not all of them? 
Does anyone have any advice as to what, if anything, I should do about the other, non-game files that Kaspersky listed as "password-protected"...which would not be as easy to just delete and "reinstall"? 
Thanks for any help or advice.

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Thread subject line says it: old wordperfect files that are password protected will not open under this OS (w7 64 bit). Also, and probably related, I cannot open wp8 docs at all from the tree (windows explorer) but only from within Wordperfect. And I cannot "associate" WP with any files as default because the executable is not available via "open with."

I know WP Office Suite v8 is way old and I have two newer versions: v10 installed on an XP box and x3 which I have not installed anywhere yet (still in shrink-wrap). The WP 10 on the xp box will open files but reformats fonts and other things, and my research so far says that nothing short of x6 will work properly on w7-64.

So I am resigned to the Suite 8 being un-useable in w7; same with the Suite 10 and maybe x3, too. but I do need to retrieve these password protected files without having to go through each (hundreds of docs...), and copy-paste all content into Word format to work on the new machine...?

Ugh... This sort of thing happens every time I "upgrade" the OS or buy into a new system like this 64 bit Windows. The Suite 8 works fine under 32-bit xp.

Thanks in advance!

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Are you using any other antivirus. Avira and Avg are great programs. To downlaod them, go to greateasygames.webs.com once your at that page click antivirus. Then download either avg or avira or both. Good Luck.

A:antivirus cannot scan files as they are password protected

hi thankyou forumuser10 i have malwarebytes it picks up lots that pc guard misses i have found the files mentioned above in common files i dont know if i should try to delete them myself or if they are harmless files that are needed

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